Robert is a Partner and the Head of Private Wealth at Druces. He has significant experience with UK and international tax planning, trust matters, probates, tax disclosures and disputes for banks, high net worth individuals, trustees, international companies, UK collection societies and partnerships.
Robert specialises in complex tax planning for international and domestic clients. He leads Druces’ International Wealth & Fiduciary team which specialises in securing low profile successful outcomes for high profile family offices and their interests. He also has expertise in dealing with copyright in relation to film and television directors and the UK representative body of those directors.
He has been involved in notable matters successfully assisting clients caught up in the HSBC data theft in Switzerland and advised fiduciaries drawn into litigation with a Middle Eastern state government following the Arab Spring. He also pioneered the successful use of various tax reliefs with claims for the remittance basis of taxation.
Robert acts for trustee companies around the world with an emphasis on trustees based in the jurisdictions of the BVI, Switzerland, Mauritius, Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man.
In addition to being qualified in England and Wales, Robert was admitted as a solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court in 2005. He is also a member of STEP and the Association of Taxation Technicians.
He is featured in Spear’s 500 as a Recommended Tax Lawyer, Citywealth also praise him as a lawyer who “always looks for solutions, is a creative thinker, tenacious in his approach and great to deal with”.
Robert is consistently featured in the Legal 500 directory for the range of services he provides, most recently he has been celebrated as a ‘superb legal mind who knows how to handle the ever-changing private client landscape with ease and provides timely solutions.’